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IDEX Buyer in West Henrietta, New York

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REPORTING TO: Supply Chain Manager

LOCATION: West Henrietta, NY


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Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of business segments is called Life Science Optics and we are looking to add more talent to the team.

Life Science Optics (LSO):

Our newly opened Optics Center of Excellence (COE) in West Henrietta, NY , is a manufacturing and R&D focused team that sits at the leading edge of high-end optics for life sciences. Focused on assisting partners at every stage of the development processes, we invest in people and infrastructure to drive bold ideas and pragmatic solutions. With its optics-rich foundation of talent, universities, and supporting businesses, Rochester is the ideal location to elevate your career with fascinating work and endless opportunities.

Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you have the opportunity to work with a great group of people, mentor others, and build a great future.


In support of its expanding business, IDEX Health and Science is looking for a well-rounded person to join its manufacturing team in the role of Buyer. The Buyer will be responsible for complex procurement, planning, and scheduling activities associated with IH&S build demand. This person will be required to interface closely with customer teams in a solutions-oriented partnership to deliver a competitive performance advance with accelerated time to market and Supply Chain reliability.


  • Work closely with the ERP System (JDE) to formulate procurement strategies that are in alignment with company objectives

  • Create and manage RFQ proposal packages

  • Communicate with suppliers and support groups to drive increase on time delivery

  • Manage inventory levels through obsolesce review and measured by the product inventory turns

  • Maintain the Bill of Materials and manufacturing operations in the ERP system

  • Negotiate favorable purchase variances with key suppliers

  • Simplify the material ordering process using make-buy decision techniques and through successful negotiation with suppliers

  • Negotiate with suppliers to reduce overall material spend while improving quality and delivery metrics


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or another related field

  • APICS Certification preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of purchasing or supply chain experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with MRP/ERP web-based systems, JDE experience a plus

  • Experience establishing and maintaining excellent supplier relationships with new and existing suppliers

  • Experience negotiating with suppliers


  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, file directory navigation, ERP navigation, etc.)

  • Microsoft Excel proficiency (VLOOKUP/SUMPRODUCT Functions, Pivot Tables)

  • Must be very organized, able to work with strict deadlines, persistent in obtaining desired feedback from suppliers

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic team environment that promotes collaboration

  • Must be an autonomous and self-driven individual

  • Perform all duties in an independent and professional manner

  • Highly detail-oriented with strong analytical problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and inquiries

  • This position may require occasional travel

  • This position is a site-based role

IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies